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DNS-over-HTTPS is coming to Windows 10

byJohn E DunnFor fans of DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) privacy, it must feel like a dam of resistance is starting to break.Mozilla Firefox and Cloudflare were the earliest adopters of this controversial new way to make DNS queries private by encrypting them, followed not long after by the weight of Google, which embedded DoH into Chrome as a non-default setting.This
Publish At:2019-11-21 12:35 | Read:196 | Comments:0 | Tags:Firefox Google Google Chrome Microsoft Privacy Web Browsers

Windows 10 egghunter (wow64) and more

IntroductionOk, I have a confession to make, I have always been somewhat intrigued by egghunters. That doesn’t mean that I like to use (or abuse) an egghunter just because I fancy what it does. In fact, I believe it’s a good practise to try to avoid egghunters if you can, as they tend to slow things down.What I mean, i
Publish At:2019-10-18 04:50 | Read:259 | Comments:0 | Tags:Exploit Writing Tutorials Exploits asm assembly corelan-tuto

The Promise of a Unified App Catalog for the Enterprise

Applications can improve the way we get through the day. There are apps for shopping, getting to your next destination, staying abreast of the latest news, keeping in touch with loved ones — no matter what you need, chances are there’s an app for it. It’s no different for enterprises. Apps have helped revolutionize entire industries and have beco
Publish At:2017-07-11 15:55 | Read:4571 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Endpoint Mobile Security Apple Applicat

Experts devised the GhostHook Attack technique to bypass Windows 10 PatchGuard Protections

Experts have devised the GhostHook Attack technique to install rootkits on machines running the Windows 10 operating system. Security flaws in Microsoft PatchGuard kernel protection could be exploited by attackers to install rootkits on machines running the secure Windows 10 operating system. The PatchGuard, also known as Kernel Patch Protection, is a softwa
Publish At:2017-06-24 01:30 | Read:3531 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking GhostHook attack PatchGuard Windows 10

The Hidden Privacy Issues With Windows 10: The Injection of Ads and How to Improve Your Online Privacy

Microsoft’s Windows 10 is rapidly replacing older operating systems in both personal and professional environments. As with any OS, however, there are several key things you need to know upfront. The addition of unique advertising IDs that inject Microsoft ads into your browser, recommended express privacy settings and cloud syncing of personal inform
Publish At:2017-05-14 01:10 | Read:2189 | Comments:0 | Tags:Endpoint Identity & Access advertising opt-out page cortana

The Dangers of the New Windows 10 Update System

The latest version of the Microsoft OS has become once again a topic of discussion, and this time it may carry bad news for your company’s security. As the cybersecurity expert Sami Laiho revealed on his blog, every Windows 10 update poses a serious risk. Namely, while your system updates, anyone can take control of your corporate computers. “This is a big i
Publish At:2017-01-04 20:25 | Read:2495 | Comments:0 | Tags:News cybersecurity windows 10

Control Flow Guard Improvements in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Control Flow Guard (CFG) is an exploit mitigation feature that Microsoft introduced in Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Update 3 that makes it significantly harder for exploits to run code on systems running these operating systems. This year’s major Windows 10 update (called the Anniversary Update) introduced improvements to CFG. The Anniversary Update began its
Publish At:2016-11-19 12:05 | Read:4755 | Comments:0 | Tags:Vulnerabilities Anniversary Update Control Flow Guard Window

What you should know about Windows 10

It is reaching the end of its first year and now companies are asking, is it the right moment to update to Windows 10?Now that it’s becoming somewhat mature, should businesses take the plunge and invest time and money to upgrade their software? The general opinion is that yes, companies should upgrade. After all, it takes far less time and resources to plan
Publish At:2016-09-06 13:05 | Read:2636 | Comments:0 | Tags:News businesses Panda Security windows 10

Windows 10 Anniversary update adds headaches for antivirus vendors

The struggling antivirus software industry has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons. To recap, Google’s Project Zero has discovered and disclosed a flurry of head-scratching vulnerabilities in many leading antivirus products. The most serious of these included critical flaws in the core engine of Symantec’s flagship antivirus softwar
Publish At:2016-09-01 06:00 | Read:3096 | Comments:0 | Tags:Windows 10 Virus

Windows 10 privacy concerns are growing

Windows 10 privacy concerns are growing Posted by Kevin on August 3, 2016.We’ve often talked about our concerns over Windows 10 privacy. See these for example:Serving Formal Notice to Microsoft CorporationFalling into the Windows 10 PIT again ‘PIT’, incidentally, stan
Publish At:2016-08-04 00:45 | Read:2833 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions privacy Windows 10

Windows 10 Internet problems

Windows 10 Internet problems Posted by Rob Slade on July 26, 2016.I should, of course, have known better, but, running ahead of the deadline, I “upgraded” to Windows 10. (I *did*, at least, do some research before I started, and turned off the worst of the privacy issues.)
Publish At:2016-07-27 10:00 | Read:2922 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Rob Slade Uncategorized network problems Window

Serving Formal Notice to Microsoft Corporation

Serving Formal Notice to Microsoft Corporation Posted by Martin Zinaich on July 23, 2016.Just three days after my last post on Windows 10 privacy issues, The Chair of the National Data Protection Commission (CNIL) issued a formal notice on Microsoft Corporation to stop collecting exces
Publish At:2016-07-23 14:30 | Read:3435 | Comments:0 | Tags:Martin Zinaich privacy Windows 10

Windows 10: What’s New in the Security System

Operating system security is one of Microsoft’s priorities. The developers of the new generation of Windows have vigorously responded to the most significant and relevant threats that target the Windows platform by developing numerous security technologies that were previously available only in third-party solutions. The system has become better protec
Publish At:2016-07-21 14:40 | Read:5272 | Comments:0 | Tags:Blog Research Software Microsoft Windows 10

Falling into the Windows 10 PIT again

Falling into the Windows 10 PIT again Posted by Martin Zinaich on July 17, 2016.In the past, I wrote about Microsoft’s “Asimov” and how it appeared to be running on my Windows 7 machine. I was not participating in the Microsoft Customer Experience Improvement Program but a KB was loade
Publish At:2016-07-18 06:20 | Read:3202 | Comments:0 | Tags:Martin Zinaich O&O Software privacy Windows 10

Adobe patches Flash bug that’s being exploited to install ransomware

Adobe has rushed out a Flash update to plug a security hole spotted by infosec researchers, who warned that Windows 10 users of the software may have been exposed to the flaw for more than a week.Ne'er-do-wells could exploit the flaw by sending ransomware to Windows 10 machines. Adobe said its updates addressed critical vulnerabilities in Flash, and advised
Publish At:2016-04-08 13:40 | Read:3625 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Assessment Adobe cerber flash ransomware security updat


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